For Solo Flute. Composed by Valerie Coleman. Contemporary. Solo part. With Standard notation. Duration 5:15. Theodore Presser Company #114-41504. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114415040).
Item Number: PR.114415040
ISBN 9781598063479. 9 x 12 inches.
Valerie Coleman's Danza de la Mariposa is a rhythmic, melodic tone poem, giving the listener a tour of South America. Inspired by the various species of butterflies inhabiting the continent, this work is full of rich color, with butterflies dancing and weaving in syncopated rhythms while alternating between the feel of 3 over 4 throughout. Its slower sections pay homage to the beautiful and sorrowful sounds in the style of Yaravi, a Peruvian lament song. The melodies and rhythm eventually evolve into the spirit and syncopation of Argentinean concert tango, and the conclusion returns to the feel of Yaravi. For advanced players. Duration: 5'15 ______________________________________ Text on the scanned back cover: Valerie Coleman Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Valerie Coleman began music studies at 11 and made a hobby of composing. By 14, she had already written three full-length symphonies and had won local and state flute competitions. Coleman is the founder of Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds, an ensemble widely recognized for their significant contributions to the chamber music repertoire. With a Carnegie Hall debut in 2004, she began to focus on chamber music and writing for Imani Winds. Colemans wind quintet works have taken their place in standard wind quintet repertoire and received honors such as her UMOJA being listed as one of the Top 100 American Chamber Works by Chamber Music America. Her music has been heard on internationally syndicated radio shows including NPRs Performance Today and All Things Considered, and Minnesota Public Radios St. Paul Sunday. She has been featured composer for Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, a composer fellow for the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and composer teaching artist for Young Audiences of New York. Commissions have come from the Hartford Symphony, San Francisco Chamber Symphony, Flute and Clarinet Duo Consortium, the CBDNA, the historic Saint Peters Lutheran Church in NYC, the National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir, and Blackledge Music, Inc. Coleman holds degrees from Boston University and Mannes College of Music. As a flutist, Coleman has given masterclasses at conservatories, festivals, and schools throughout North America. She studied flute with Julius Baker, Alan Weiss, Judith Mendenhall, and Mark Sparks; composition with Martin Amlin and Randall Woolf; and has served on the faculty of The Juilliard Schools Music Advancement Program, Interschool Orchestras of New York, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Teaching Artist Program.
On the back cover: composers note about Danza de la Mariposa DANZA DE LA MARIPOSA is a rhythmic and melodic tone poem giving the listener a tour of South America, inspired by the various species of butterflies that inhabit the continent. Full of rich and unique colors, butterflies dance and weave in syncopated rhythms within the work, while alternating between the feel of 3 over 4 throughout. The slower sections pay homage to the beautiful and sorrowful sounds in the style of Yaravi, a Peruvian lament song. The melodies and rhythm eventually begin to evolve into the spirit and syncopation of Argentinean concert tango, and the end returns to the feel of Yaravi.